Cuban Link Talks About Big Pun, Remy Ma, Joell Ortiz and Forming a New Group

You and Tony were of course part of the Terror Squad, which was a pretty thorough crew back in its prime…

I definitely agree with that. That was definitely built off of blood, sweat and tears, that movement. But you already know, just like any other empire, you got the Julius Caesars of the world and they end up ruining the empire. At the end of the day, that wasn’t built off of one man’s sweat. At the end of the day, it was Pun all day.

We now know you’ve patched things up with Tony. What’s your relationship like with Remy, if any?

Oh Remy…Remy came from through a different cloth. She came through the Pun pipeline. When me and Remy met, it was just that love, no fakeness. We would spend the night in Pun’s house together, chill and talk about hip-hop. When my split from the Terror Squad came, she still kept in contact with me and made sure I was good. Actually, she was the one who drove me to the hospital the day I got the scars on my face.

Word, really?

Yeah. That’s the truth. She was parked in her car outside of Jimmy’s [Bronx Café] and I was already [cut] open. I was already bleeding. I didn’t know. Niggas had to tell me I was bleeding. So, then I took a little knee and said a prayer because when I seen that I went into religious mode like, Pardon me father for what I’m about to do. She saw me there kneeling for about 30 seconds and when I got back up, I saw Remy in the red cherry Mercedes she had. She came up to me and said, What the fuck! I said, Nah, I’m good. I took my shirt off and covered my face. She said, Come on, I’m going to take you to the hospital. That’s what happened, man. I was going to her trials and when she got convicted of it, we talked. That’s my sister. It’s a bad situation where she got a lot of years. There’s not one day when I don’t think about her.

You took issue to the whole Joell Ortiz, “Big Pun Back” joint. Did you ever speak to Joell or is that something you even want to do?

Not really, not really. It is what it is and it is what it was. The media made it out to be hate, but it’s not about that. Niggas got to understand that when it comes to Pun, that was a very personal relationship. That wasn’t the music. That was me and my brother struggling up from ground zero all the way to where he took it, the top of the world. Then I also seen the business side, where niggas used Pun’s name. So, just to take it back to Joell, I was a fan of his before he even got on. I was encouraging my label that I was on to give him a deal, but then he signed to Aftermath. I met him twice. Next thing I see and hear is him with “Big Pun’s Back” over that “Tupac’s Back.” I’m like, Damn, if I’m Tupac’s family, I’m kind of offended. I wouldn’t do “Big Pun’s Back” because I’m too close to the family. Whoever got to do that got to be a blood relative. I wasn’t even going to try to do that. Then I heard Joell do that. As an artist, he’s cool, he’s dope to me, but this is personal. The problem with it isn’t that he’s not showing love, but did you go through the proper avenues? Did you go through his wife at least and asked her? She hit me up and said, Did you hear this nigga on the radio? He didn’t come to me. He said he asked permission from [Fat] Joe and it’s like, Dog, it’s been 11 years already and you live in New York. You have to know that [Pun’s wife] Liza Rios has problems with Joe. Then there was his line, “Please don’t be like this other dude that was thinkin’ dumb/he tried to snuff Joe, so the Puerto Rican rum.” That wasn’t 100% directed at me, but if I see you, I’m going to have to ask you, Yo, dog, what you meant by that? Then he said he’s the new Christopher Rios of rap, so is this a tribute or are you using my man to get your talents shown? I’m sure he thought it was great, but I don’t agree with it. But we not going to take it there. At the end of the day, God bless him. I heard he’s doing his thing with the Slaughterhouse camp, so ok, but it was holy grounds that he touched, so I had to say something.

  • daz_oc

    Talk about dickriding a man………this nigga needs to let go of Pun’s nuts

  • that nigga

    Yeah, I agree. Who the fuck you think you are, never dropped an album but somebody gotta ask you or his wife to do a Big Pun Tribute. I think y’all wanted a couple a dollars outta that? No disrespect but Pun’s wife is fucked up money wise cuz Cuban Link was fuckin’ her. If you ask me your the unloyal dude, Cuban. That was the whole Fat Joe beef with you then y’all throw him under the bus for truly protecting Pun’s legacy. Your a hypocrite Cuban!!

  • UKMAD1

    TO DAZ & THAT NIGGA, YOU FUCKING IGNORANT FUCKS
    READ!!! YOU FUCKING DUMB FUCK!!
    THE STORY MAKES SENSE, PLUS CUBAN LINK IS TOO GANGSTER FOR JOELL.

  • UKMAD1

    CUBAN LINK IS THE STORY NEVER TOLD!!!!
    CUBAN WE HOLD YOU DOWN IN LONDON!!!!!!!

  • o.skino

    Y’all nigags is F*CKIN NUTZ!!! Joell Ortiz is the future… PUN (rest his soul), FAT JOE, CUBAN LINK… is the PAST!! And foreal, yall really need to let this Big Pun shit go!! What, we never gonna let another latino rapper Rise in the ranks of HIP/HOP because we to busy living what used to be Christopher Rios spot. LET HIM GO!!! While y’all so worried about the late great vet… u have a new Artist that could possibly flourish into something PUN wanted to be, but didn’t survive long enough to see. In the end it doesn’t even matter… Joell is doing his thing BIG TYME… he could rap lyrical circles around Links and his whole crew. Sounds like irrelevance trying to become relevant again!!!

    BIG PUNS BACK!!! & he lives through the talent of Joell Ortiz

    • Afi K. James

      Who really cares about this cuban now, the same one who compared mysonned to notorious b.i.g., man he sucks big time now, just like fat hoe, at least fat hoe admits he’s a terrible rapper and an industry snake, this clown is so horrible now, it’s a crime

      He hasn’t been completely since pun left us.

  • o.skino

    And nobody gives a F*%& about London!! lol… We hold shit down in NYC!! Dem niggas struggle’n for fame here ma dude… rap game in LONDON is unheard of in NYC/USA!! lol

    • KingMiz360

      Ha ha….true maf*ckin story!!!

  • http://xxl 40water619

    Yeah, fu*& London!! lol.. fu*& outta here… Cuban is a snake. Who cares what he thinks… always good for a funny read tho. lol

  • Tre

    UKMAD1 needs a hug

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  • MIKEY CANCUN

    CUBAN LINK IS THE TRUTH

  • EHO163RD

    YO CUBAN ,FUK WAH U TALKIN BOUT,,,I USED TO FUK WIT CHA HARD BODY,BUT EVERYTHING FROM THAT M.O.B LABLE U WAS WIT TILL NOW…..PAI UR SHIT HAS BEEN STR8 TRASH……PEDDIE ,TRASH…..TONY,HE IITE…..GET OFF PUNS WAGON .DUN U SHOULD’VE HOLLA @ FIF TO SMASH JOE MAYBE U WOULD’VE GOTTEN SUM LITE..U WASHED UP JUS LIKE TRIPLE SEIS….WORD AND IM FROM THE BRONX

  • Sha

    Let this be a lesson to the children. Have a back-up plan!!! Don’t look to another man to save your life. Be a man and save your own life! This dude right here lost part of his life when Pun died. But he should’ve had ALL of his own life when he reached adulthood. Do you think Dr. Dre has time to react to what other people are saying about Easy E? Nope. He’s getting his paper. Do you think Jay-Z is crying about people using Biggie? Nope. He’s getting paper too. The only people that will object to something like this are those that used these people as “meal tickets”. Too b*tch-like to make their own paper. Be a man.

  • Fireforreal

    Cuban Link was and still is hot on the mic. He was next up until Fat Joe sabotaged that shit. It’s the classic case like Puff did after Big died he wanted to be the lables biggest artist. So when Pun died instead of Playing business mode and Bring Remy out and Cuban and maybe Tony Sunshine he started making all these party records and said forget them. Cuban Lnk can still out spit most rappers with record deals.

  • Rob Rosa

    I never get involve with these kind of chat/blogs, but it scares me to learn how much ignorance is out there! Talkin about letting go Puns nuts!? Sounds like you suckin joells nuts! Cuban paid his dues, and has to keep his brothers name alive!! It’s called Love loyalty and respect!!

    • Afi K. James

      But he needs to let the big pun legacy go big time, because he is really breaking faith with his audience and I Am not sucking joell’s dick.

  • MIKEB

    CUBAN LINK IS ONE OF THE MOST UNDERATED MC’S IN THE GAME. HE WAS THE SIK IN TERROR SQUAD AND IS STILL SIKK..FUKK ALL THE OLD SKL BEEF CUBA GET BACK ON POINT AND LETS HEAR SOME NEW SHIT…WHAT A LEGGG

  • http://Facebook.coom/theapplejuiceboys x_snoopy

    Look Cuban links you were an ALRIGGHT artist SIT THE F*CK DOWN NIGAA. Like Realtalk I grew up in nyc and am still here when pun was around the only reason you (cuban link) were heard was because of him (bigg pun) you need to STFU Joell ortiz is a fucking beast only boriqua rapp or in general latino rapper that has flow & lyrics to get HUGE. He’s signed to Aftermath/& Shady records W/ slaughter house. Nigga you (cuban link) haven’t been sign to a big label since PUN!! &&&&& that london fag nigga only famous english rapper is tiny tempah so SHUT THE FUC**K UP RT Follow me on twitter @x_snoopy

  • BRoNXvILLe

    PUN REST IN PEACE……..All u dumb niggaz talkin shit about Cuban Link OBVIOUSELY dont know what time it is….Ive seen cube in the illest hoods of the bx and queens holdin shit down…uuuummmmm never seen fatty Joe out there, uuuummmm never seen joell ortiz out there….EXACTLY…Keep talkiin shit and dont show face lil niggaz cuz if u do… cube would pop ur top…WE WAITIN PATIENTLY CUBAN….GET EM!!!!